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Technical Writer

Brightwing Dallas Full-Time
$86,525.00 (Careerbuilder est.)
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We are looking for Technical Writers with 1-5 years of experience or entry level! This is a 40 hours/week job with a flexible schedule and no weekends (unless you choose to help cover some shifts, in which you can be paid over time).

Brightwing staffs a team of Technical Illustrators for a well known large client in the Dallas/Richardson area. This opportunity offers entry level candidates the chance to gain exposure, training, and experience within technical writing to jump start their career. This team love to take entry-level candidates with Adobe CS, XML, and/or HTML/CSS experience and train them on the tools particular to their projects. Must have some form of Adobe CS, XML, and/or HTML/CSS experience to be considered even if it is college course work. Must have excellent communication skills and work well under pressure.

These are open-ended contract opportunities, with opportunities for bonus and wage increases; and we offer a full slate of benefits to our contractors.


  • Responsible for planning, organizing, illustrating, and editing operational, maintenance, or test procedure manuals.

  • Interfaces with internal clients to produce best-in-class technical documentation.

  • Researches engineering schematics, technical design specifications, interface design, design diagrams, and test specifications with design engineers.

  • Acquires and organizes basic source material, including applicable specifications, engineer write-ups, and drawing packages.

  • Works on assignments that are semi-routine in nature where ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.

  • Works with product lines to ensure keywords are integrated for search engine optimization (SEO).

  • Manages tasks from a job queue.

  • Works closely with product lines to meet RTM and other release deadlines.

  • Ensures all parts of the document, including illustrations, are complete before release.

  • Facilitates reviews necessary for release process.

  • Prepares documents and other necessary forms for official release of documents.

  • Tracks and records job status and completion dates.

  • Responsible for inputting key data points for monthly reporting and metrics.

  • Reviews and communicates documentation feedback from customers to the product lines.

  • Works with internal clients to ensure all documentation standards and guidelines are followed.

  • Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtained.

  • Reviews all documentation to ensure compliance with Standard Technical English (STE) writing practices.

  • Edits all documentation to ensure readability by a global audience.

  • Responsible for using computer based tools to format and prepare copy for technical documentation which conform to established quality standards.

  • Helps coordinate the layout and manual organization of documentation.


  • A Bachelor's degree- PREFERABLY in Technical Communications

  • Good communication and e-mail skills

  • Ability to counsel internal clients

  • Ability to learn web technologies including content management, content database, and SharePoint

  • Word processing experience, technical typing, reading, writing and basic arithmetic skills

  • Familiarity with desktop publishing equipment

  • Ability to execute quickly and meet deadlines with strong attention to detail

  • Sense of urgency and determination to complete all tasks

  • Exceptional service-orientation and team mentality


Recommended skills

Technical Documentation
Technical Writings
Cascading Style Sheets (Css)
Extensible Markup Language (Xml)
Hyper Text Markup Language (Html)


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Technical Writer
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